Problem: The cyclohexane ring is essentially free of ring strain becauseCheck all that apply. a) there are neither eclipsed nor gauche interactions in cyclohexane.b) cyclohexane adopts the fully staggered conformation.c) in cyclohexane, the C-C-C angle is identical to the tetrahedral angle.d) the carbon-hydrogen bonds in cyclohexane are always eclipsed.

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Analyzing each statement:

a) there are neither eclipsed nor gauche interactions in cyclohexane 

True; C-Cs in cyclohexanes cannot rotate since its cyclic 


b) cyclohexane adopts the fully staggered conformation. 

True; they are limited on having this particular conformation

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The cyclohexane ring is essentially free of ring strain because

Check all that apply. 

a) there are neither eclipsed nor gauche interactions in cyclohexane.

b) cyclohexane adopts the fully staggered conformation.

c) in cyclohexane, the C-C-C angle is identical to the tetrahedral angle.

d) the carbon-hydrogen bonds in cyclohexane are always eclipsed.




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